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MP to invoke NSA for sex determination
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Bhopal, July 29, 2014
First Published: 11:04 IST(29/7/2014)
Last Updated: 13:35 IST(1/8/2014)

Action under the National Security Act (NSA) must be ensured in cases of sex determination, said Madhya Pradesh health minister and president of state supervisory committee for PC&PNDT Act Narottam Mishra on Monday.

He said the Implementation of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PC&PNDT) Act 1994 should be done strictly. The minister was addressing officers of health department at a review meeting of the department. It was decided during the meeting that initiatives would be taken in all the districts of the state to stop sex determination. Under the leadership of district collector, regular inspections would be conducted at sonography centres.

Now, a person suffering from two different illnesses would be able to get financial assistance through State Illness Assistance Fund for both the diseases. In the last 10 months, a total of 882 sonography centres were inspected, registration of 32 centres were cancelled and 23 centres were sealed, the officer told the minister.


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